CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s unique hallmark of spring — ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee — has been declared, the earliest on record.
Ice-out signals when the M.S. Mount Washington cruise ship can leave its Meredith winter dock and travel the state’s largest lake unimpeded by ice floes.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 5,170 New COVID-19 Cases, 31 Additional Deaths
Before Friday’s announcement, the earliest recorded Ice-Out was in 2010, when it was called on March 24.
Before that, the earliest ice-out recorded was on March 29, 1921.
The latest ice-out was called May 12, 1887.READ MORE: 3 Charged After Stolen Car Filled With Stolen Packages Crashes In Holbrook
Ice-out is determined by air from by Emerson Aviation.
The Mount Washington’s first public cruise is the annual Mother’s Day.
Each year the 230-foot boat offers daily scenic cruises as well as evening dinner and dance cruises from the ship’s summer homeport of Weirs Beach.MORE NEWS: Antonio Brown Suspended 3 Games By NFL For Misrepresenting Vaccination Status
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